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Billy Dukes

Billy Dukes' music background includes jobs as music director and night DJ at WQDR 94.7 in Raleigh, N.C.; writer for Recoil Magazine, a monthly out of Grand Rapids, Mich.; and writer for the Kalamazoo Gazette in Kalamazoo, Mich. The Western Michigan University graduate followed a girl to Raleigh in 2006 and wisely married her one year later. They live in northeast Wake County with their two dogs, Daisy and Clementine, and their son. In his free time, Billy enjoys playing and watching baseball, cycling and exploring nature.
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Gary Allan Says His Taylor Swift, Carrie Underwood Comments Were Taken Out of Context

What seemed like the next round of artist vs. artist criticisms was misconstrued and taken out of context, according to one of the parties involved. Gary Allan says his answer to Larry King's question about whether or not Carrie Underwood and Taylor Swift are country has been spun in a way he didn't intend.

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First-Ever Tropical Nights to Bring Dierks Bentley, Brantley Gilbert + More to Beautiful Mexico

The inaugural country music adventure Tropical Nights in Riviera Maya, Mexico will include performances and exclusive opportunities to hang with some of country's biggest stars -- Dierks Bentley, Brantley Gilbert, Billy Currington and Jana Kramer.

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Taste of Country Writer, Sister Station Receive 2013 CMA Broadcast Awards Nominations

Among the nominees announced for the 2013 CMA Awards were radio stations and on-air personalities, chosen as the best in the business. WGNA afternoon host and Taste of Country writer Kevin Richards was honored for a third straight year. Additionally, station WYRK in Buffalo, N.Y. was chosen as a as a nominee for CMA Radio Station of the Year, medium market.

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2013 CMA Awards Nominees Announced

The 2013 CMA Awards nominees have been announced, with stars like Jason Aldean and Taylor Swift once again leading a pack of talented Entertainer and Male/Female Vocalist of the Year contenders. The reveal included one big surprise in the Entertainer of the Year category, as George Strait earns a nomination for the first time since 2009. 

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George Strait’s 2014 Tour Dates Announced

George Strait's 2014 Cowboy Rides Away Tour dates were revealed during a press conference on Monday (Sept. 9). This is Strait’s final tour, and the singer announced 26 shows, set to begin on Jan. 9, 2014 and end in June or later with a to-be-determined date in Dallas, Texas.

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George Strait Agrees to Record Five More Albums With MCA

George Strait has released 40 albums on MCA Nashville, but that total will reach at least 45 before he's done. On Wednesday night (Aug. 28), his label CEO announced that the legend has signed a contract to record five more albums, even though he's retiring from the road after next year.

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Jason Michael Carroll, ‘Close Enough’ – Song Review

Jason Michael Carroll pulls back the production to reveal a new sensitivity in his single 'Close Enough.' The singer has a unique way of taking a phrase and turning, twisting and shaping it to mean several different things within a three-minute song. It's a talent that's on display once again during this regret-filled ballad.

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Videos by Chris Young, Blake Shelton Aim for Top Spot on Top 10 Countdown

Country women have been dominating the Taste of Country Top 10 VIdeo Countdown for the last several weeks, but videos by men like Chris Young, Blake Shelton and Tate Stevens are at their heels, looking to take the top spot away. Find out what new music video is No. 1 this week, and vote on next week's Top 10.

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